US Patent No. 9,290,212

CARBON FIBER PREPREG-WRAPPED BEAM STRUCTURES


Patent No. 9,290,212
Issue Date March 22, 2015
Title Carbon Fiber Prepreg-wrapped Beam Structures
Inventorship Matthew John Zaluzec, Canton, MI (US)
Fubang Wu, Troy, MI (US)
Richard H. Wykoff, Commerce Township, MI (US)
Mohammed Omar Faruque, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,290,212

1. A beam sub-assembly for a vehicle, the sub-assembly comprising:
a central beam member; and
at least one first prepreg bonded only to a first portion of an exterior surface of the beam member and not bonded to a second
portion of the exterior surface of the beam member, the at least one first prepreg covering an entire length of the beam member
along the first portion.